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Need recommendations for "On Course" games for a tournament

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi,

We're having a tournament for our clients....so it won't be a fundraising tournament.  We'd like to do some on course games at most of the holes that are different then the usual "closest to the pin", "longest or straightest drive"...etc.  We also want to keep the pace of play going.

Any suggestions??  We are also thinking about playing it as two person teams and thinking about different formats.  We thought maybe a 6,6 and 6 would be fun.....6 straight golf, 6 scramble and 6 big break holes.  Just not sure what to do on the big break holes that would be easy and keep the pace.  

So...back to the original question....any ideas for fun "On Course" games for each hole??

Thanks for your time and look forward to your replies! 

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post #2 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi,

We're having a tournament for our clients....so it won't be a fundraising tournament.  We'd like to do some on course games at most of the holes that are different then the usual "closest to the pin", "longest or straightest drive"...etc.  We also want to keep the pace of play going.

Any suggestions??  We are also thinking about playing it as two person teams and thinking about different formats.  We thought maybe a 6,6 and 6 would be fun.....6 straight golf, 6 scramble and 6 big break holes.  Just not sure what to do on the big break holes that would be easy and keep the pace.  

So...back to the original question....any ideas for fun "On Course" games for each hole??

Thanks for your time and look forward to your replies! 

:tumble:

post #3 of 12

Welcome to the site @lorrigolf ,

 

How about some comedic awards as well?  Like the Jacques Cousteau award for the most shots in the water or Paul Bunyan for shots in the woods?  These wouldn't slow play, but would be fun awards.

post #4 of 12
Right- instead of "closest to the pin", have a "closest to the Tee" award.
post #5 of 12

Provide each 2 sleeves of company logo balls.  If the event is team in nature, the team who finishes with the most balls wins something.  On the flipside, you can have teams keep track of water balls, lost balls, OB, etc. The team with the most receives a gag gift of sort.

 

Beware of 'ties' and have a mechanism for tie-breakers.  For instance, the LOW team score on a tie with most returned balls wins.  HIGH team score for most lost and waterballs wins.

 

Long drives and closest to pin shots are always won by the better players.  Corp events have a good mix of low, mid and high handicap players and usually seem to be dominated by the higher handicap players who simply can't win this type of skill shot.

 

Have fun and I'm sure you'll get a lot of ideas here.

 

dave

post #6 of 12

My team won the "Tail End" trophy for coming in last. But we won the best prizes, green fees, and a dozen Pro V balls for each member of the foursome. First Place winners received a trophy only. 

post #7 of 12
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My team won the "Tail End" trophy for coming in last. But we won the best prizes, green fees, and a dozen Pro V balls for each member of the foursome. First Place winners received a trophy only. 

In that case, maybe last place team should get lessons as a prize. Given by the first place team... But they would be lessons on how to cheat on a corporate outing to win first place.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

I love that idea!  We do have lots of prizes so that's a great idea!  Thank you! :dance:

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

Ray G....how would you do closest to the Tee?  Play the hole backwards?  Let me know....sounds interesting.

post #10 of 12
We were 4 or 5 over. Our handicaps ranged from 18-25, but the handicaps were not used. We had a great time, and I still have the trophy.
Shortest drive, closest to the tee, possibly.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by lorrigolf View Post

Ray G....how would you do closest to the Tee?  Play the hole backwards?  Let me know....sounds interesting.

It's essentially a "Worst Drive" prize. It goes on a random hole that wouldn't be used for longest drive, straightest drive or closest to the pin, etc... But it must be clearly posted that this hole is the "Closest to The Tee" hole. It will get in EVERYBODY'S head and everyone will try hard not to screw up. And we all know what happens when we do that. Best hole is #10. Everybody's played a bit, and everyone else can see you from around the clubhouse. Yes, it is a bit of a gag prize- but it makes everyone think.
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It's essentially a "Worst Drive" prize. It goes on a random hole that wouldn't be used for longest drive, straightest drive or closest to the pin, etc... But it must be clearly posted that this hole is the "Closest to The Tee" hole. It will get in EVERYBODY'S head and everyone will try hard not to screw up. And we all know what happens when we do that. Best hole is #10. Everybody's played a bit, and everyone else can see you from around the clubhouse. Yes, it is a bit of a gag prize- but it makes everyone think.

Love this!

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